I’m not one who has a problem with needles at all, but I do when they’re in the hands of my sister.
I've had my ear lobes pierced since I was four. When I was a junior in high school, I decided I wanted to add two more piercings to each ear for a total of three piercings on each. I went to a hippy town near my house to a hippy tattoo and piercing place and got my ears pierced by a hippy named Lyndon.
All went as smoothly as it could. Of course, a needle going through your skin four separate times isn't exactly comfortable. Fast-forward three months, picture it, I'm in English class. Suddenly, the piercings on my right ear totally just fall out, possibly due to me messing with them…
I ended up taking all four piercings out in the middle of English class with the plan being just to put them back in when I got home. Guess what - didn't happen? Months went by without any piercings in my ears, so all the holes closed up. But that didn't change the fact that I still wished to have three piercings in each ear or at least two.
Fast-forward to my freshman year of college - I'm on winter break. I go to the mall with my sister to go to Claire's to finally get my doubles done again. "No piercings until Wednesday by appointment only," read the sign on the door of Claire's. Me being too lazy to make an appointment and too eager to wait until Wednesday, I asked my sister if she would pierce them for me. She agreed.
When we got home, I got all the supplies ready: Rubbing alcohol, a thumbtack, cotton balls, ice cubes, two earrings, and a whole lot of bravery. I do not have a problem with needles at all, but I do when they're in the hands of my sister.
If this article somehow inspires you to pierce your own ears at home, USE ICE TO NUMB YOUR EARS. I didn't feel a thing.
If you're wondering how this story ends, I now have two piercings total on each ear, just like I wanted. Of course, they are a little sore, but I didn't die, bleed out, pass out, vomit, cry, or scream at my sister. It was a success!